Haider Ali, a long jumper who participated in para Olympics has made Pakistan proud by wimming bronze medal at the Paralympic Games in Rio.
The 31-year-old won the medal in the long jump by jumping 6.28 metres long. He was second to Brazil’s Mateus Evangelista Cardoso who placed 6.53 metres jump abd chinese Shang Guangxu stood first by 6.77m long jump which is a world record at the Paralympic Games.
He is the only athlete to stay among top three in the Pakistan’s 24-year history at the Paralympic Games. Recently he updated status:
“I won the bronze medal, thanks to Allah,”
Ali is the lone participant from Pakistan in Para Olympics games this year. Here is the medal winning jump of Haiderali.
Ali’s victory is a proud moment: PSB director
The PSB Director Akhtar Ganjera emphasised has acknowledged the that Ali’s victory and he is hopeful for promotion of Paralympics in country. He expressed his feelings talking to media in the words below:
“It is a very proud moment for all of us,”
“The Paralympics athletes have to overcome a lot. I got to know Ali when he was preparing for the Games. They have all kinds of challenges to face, like the need of proper shoes and special track for them. Mostly, Ali prepared on his own.” He added
Moreover, Whole nation is proud of Haider Ali:
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